Personally, it doesn't matter to me what people 225 years ago thought about what the country should be like. I am more interested in what it really is today. Holding on to some old notion like a misguided Amish farmer doesn't appeal to me.
The founders also thought women were property and blacks were less than property, and that only property owners had a right to say what the government should do. The fact that they thought states were more important than people (at a time when the US was much more like a confederation of individual countries, and where traveling from state to state could take months) is of little importance today.
"What best serves us today? What is the best for our country?" Those are the questions to ask, not "What best meets the standards of people from a time long gone?"